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Ward and Lock - antique movable book

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London : Ward and Lock, 158, Fleet Street, [1861]

8 movable leaves : ill. ; 26 cm.

Undated. Date from publisher's ad for this book on page 226 of The Bookseller dated January 26, 1861

At head of cover: Moveable edition.

Exceedingly scarce Ward and Lock movable. Save for one book in the Osborne Collection, We have never seen another Ward and Lock movable ever offered on the market, seen online, in auction records, or held in a library.

Condition - Excellent - All movables original and complete with no repairs. All work by pulling original tabs. Well bound with beautiful bright boards, faint white spotting on cover - see photos.
Some of the movable backing sheets are free from the movable page (well bound, not loose) but undamaged. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to view the unusual connections used to secure the movable elements - not rivets, wires, or slots - but string ties! See photos.

Collectors Corner:

We know from old publishers books that W&L did produce a few movables. From those old books we have found the following titles:

The Animated Picture Alphabet of moving letters
Wonder Book of Nature’s Transformations
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
Death and Burial of Cock Robin
Good Examples (this one)
Punch & Judy
Jack The Giant Killer
Babes In The Woods

The House of Ward & Lock was founded in 1854 by Ebenezer Ward and George Lock at 158 Fleet Street, London. They published all manner of materials from novels to maps. In the early 1860’s they published a few moveable children’s books. George’s brother, John Henry Lock, joined the firm in 1861, and then the publishing house moved to Amen Corner, on Paternoster Row. Charles T. Tyler joined the firm in 1865 and the imprint changed to “Ward, Lock, and Tyler”.

More biographical information on Ward and Lock can be obtained by emailing us at [email protected]


Product Code: D-9